I grew up in the mountains in Estes Park, Colorado, but moved to Phoenix, Arizona, right after dirt was invented in the Sonoran desert. I was educated in graphic arts and owned an advertising agency for more than 20 years. More than a decade before the end of the
last century, I started writing software and have authored several commercial programs, including an addictive, strategic computer game of chance I named FIVE PLAY Casino™. I
then designed and programmed websites for clients, creating more than 150 sites as part of my USA Web Directories network for local
business advertising. For three years, I worked as a front-end web programmer for Kim Komando. I
currently am a professional travel and nature photographer and photo retoucher.
I have a black tuxedo cat named Black Jack, and I enjoy outdoor sports such as fishing, hiking, boating and camping as well as traveling all over Arizona and other western states. I am a member of American Mensa, and served twice on its national board of directors. I'm
into playing games like chess, Boggle, Stratego, and MasterMind, and often engage in lively discussions of politics and philosophy. I believe my artistic talents and my love for animals and Nature have inspired a true passion for photography in me.
Photography is a good medium of expression for me because I approach it with an artist's eye. I specialize in natural art, scenics, and nature and wildlife photography for travel and tourism,
and for use on the new aluminum prints for home and office wall artworks. I have shot more than 300,000 photos in
the last 20 years and have finished up about 1% of them to be displayed on my gallery and sold as prints
My objectives are to take great photos of the fascinating plants and creatures and the many beautiful places that still exist in Arizona and show these pictures to as many
people as I can. I want to help everyone appreciate and respect Nature so they will take better care of the environment, and show them where to go to experience it all for themselves. In the process, I hope to motivate folks to get outdoors more and go hiking and camping
to be healthier, happier and enjoy life more. My book, "The Natural Beauty of Arizona," contains
more than 500 of my best
pictures, makes a great gift, and is available on Amazon.
I also publish "Arizona Vacations Magazine,"
online which features many different beautiful locations in Arizona for all travel and outdoor recreation
enthusiasts and tourists. This will expand on the goals of my work, with each issue stuffed full of my photographs along with maps and information on where to go to see the attractions of the area, photography tips on how to get the kind of results I do, and suggestions on unique restaurants
and lodging you may find interesting and comfortable while you are there. I hope to inspire visitors and residents alike to explore the many magnificent
scenic places in Arizona.
Thanks for stopping by!